Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guest Designer Spot

Thank you for calling by - I trust you feel welcome here.

I recently answered a call by Cora at Digital Two for Tuesday for Guest Designers.  This time we were not only to work with two of her beautiful vintage images, but we also had to showcase a technique.  I chose to use dry embossing as my technique.

The images I had to work with are available from Digital Two for Tuesday today.

For my first image I chose to emboss the layered background panels.  
To further enhance the embossing I inked the embossed pattern using the direct to paper technique, sponged the edges of the panel with the same ink, and then painted the panel with iridescent medium. 

The gorgeous image was coloured using chalks, and the wings and lace on the fairy's frock had clear Kindy Glitz added for sparkle.

The final touches were the bow of seam binding, which had been hand coloured with the same ink I used on the embossing, and the micro beads at the base of the card - adhered using double sided sticky tape.

On the second card I used the embossing on the base card

I deliberately used the angular argyle pattern to contrast with the circular lines of the doily and cut out of the image.

Again  the image was coloured with chalks - I find these give a lovely soft look to these vintage images. 
 The oval was cut using  a spellbinders classic oval, and mounted on a matching scalloped oval, which was then adhered in an offset manner to the doily.  (A technique I first saw on Jessica Fick's blog - thank you Jessica for this inspiration)

To add detail to  the card I inked the edge of the doily before mounting it, and added a ribbon and triple bow across the top.

I am linking these to:
Card 1

Card 2

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Card recipe:
Card 1
Card - white card
Paper - pink floral from the Kaiser Miss Nellie collection
           mauve from my stash
Ink - Spun Sugar distress ink
Accessories - chalks, Kindy Glitz, seam binding, Micro beads
Embossing folders -birds and branches and swiss dots,

Card 2
Card- speckled white (from a local printer)
         pale green and mid green from assorted pads
Accessories - chalks, Kindy glitz, ribbon
Embossing folder - Argyle
Dies - Spellbinders classic oval and scalloped oval, Marianne, French doily.


Lovely Linda said...

Congratulations Maxine, on being GD - well deserved! Fabulous cards - I love your embossing technique - it always adds so much to a card! Both card are divine! {{{hugs}}}

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the first one. Love the colouring on your image. The dry embossed background looks great too. I really like the embossed side on the right. I have always like that folder, but don't have it myself. And then you have finished the card off with the kindy glitz and beads!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow! Maxine, these are so pretty! You've done an excellent job!

MiamiKel said...

OH Maxine .. these are positively dreamy. They are so soft and serene - I feel like I"m looking into a fairy tale storybook and you are the illustrator. Fantastic coloring and design - beautifully created! Blessings!

Jacqueline said...

Two lovely cards - love the second one and it's perfect for our challenge at MMM this week - so glad you could join in - Jacqueline xx

Carolyn King said...

Great cards...love the embossing. I am still staring at the first card---the embossed layer looks like pearls. LOVE It!

Edwina said...

Maxine, I just came from 2 for Tuesday. Love your cards. They are so beautiful. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Suzi B said...

Lovely cards and such a delightful image on the second one... thank you for joining us this week at MMM
suzi b :)

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Great!!!
Love these wonderful cards. The first is so pretty and love the way you did the embossed panel. Fabulous image too!
The second one - oh so pretty and cute! Another fantastic image and card.

paige said...

Beautiful cards Maxine! The embossing on card one coordinates perfectly with the image. On the card 2 the image is divine!

Sonia said...

First, congrats on your GD Spot.
You did fabulous card, great job!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC - DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the effect the chalks give the vintage images- so pretty! I love the pearlized look and the glimmer on the first card- and the divine bow : ) Love the layout on the 2nd card- and the triple bow. Congrats on the Guest DT- love Cora's images!

Dawn T said...

congrats on your guest position. Lovely cards. What adorable images you have used. Great techniques too

Becky said...

What beautiful images and great techniques. The embossing on the first one goes so perfect with this fairy.

Fliss said...

Both cards are lovely Maxine. Love the embossing detail.
Thanks for joining in over at MMM this week and hope to see you there again.
Fliss x

Cazro said...

A lovely card for the Vintage childhood theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. It would be nice to see you again. Caz

Mynn xx said...

Such beautiful cards--congrats on the DT!!! LOVE your children image--it's so sweet! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

marsha said...

Maxine, congrats on your guest designer spot! Both of your creations are beautiful. The first card is just breathtaking with the embossing and iridescent medium. Love the image of these adorable children on your second card.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Maxine! Love the sweet fairy image with the embossing panels and glitter on her wings and the micro beads is such a beautiful touch!! And your second card is oh so sweet...adorable image!

Michelle said...

Your card is great. It is so lovely embossed and the paper is so nice.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Cora said...

Thank you Maxine. Both cards are wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine! Thanks for your sweet comments about my friend, Mary. I have been praying for her diligently, and what a blessing to have God answer prayer!!! He is truly awesome.

Well, I must say that they picked the right girl for the job when they asked you to Guest Design. You ROCKED these vintage digis in such a perfect way. The color combos are divine, and I love all the soft touches. Great job!

When am I EVER gonna convince you to link up a project at my challenge blog, girl? Your art is SO amazing, and I want my DT to see it. I REALLY hope you will find the time and play along with us sometime at:
your cards are so perfect for our challenges. Don't make me beg!!!
Wait, I already am. LOL!!

Hope you're having a very relaxing weekend. I'm helping two on-line friends create blogs today. Not that I'm any kind of expert, but I guess I know enough to get them started. Hope you're having fun whatever you're doing. Chat with you soon.
Cyber hugs,

Cathy A said...

The iridescence on the first card brings out the fairy wings beautifully, two lovely cards Maxine

Jackie Randolph said...

Two gorgeous cards!! Love your beautiful embossing and design on each! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

scrap joanny said...

great job :-) perfect card for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Gemiel said...

Congrats on the GD spot. These cards are so beautiful!!! Love all the embossing and the beading on the first card is fabulous!!

JD/ Jill said...

Both these cards are stunning! Great job, and Congrats on being a GD.

Unknown said...

Wow! These are both such beautiful cards Maxine! I love all the embossing you have done! Good luck with your computer problems.
Alicia xx